View Full Version : Chinook Arch

11-15-2009, 08:58 PM
This is a pano I took this morning. For those not familiar with a chinook Chinook wind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_wind)
Chinook arch as taken from wikipedia:
"One of the most striking features of the chinook is the chinook arch, which is a band of stationary stratus clouds caused by air rippling over the mountains due to orographic lifting. To those unfamiliar with the chinook, the chinook arch may look like a threatening storm cloud at times. However, they rarely produce rain or snow. They can also create stunning sunrises and sunsets.
The stunning colours seen in the chinook arch are quite common. Typically the colours will change throughout the day, starting with yellow, orange, red and pink shades in the morning as the sun comes up, grey shades in the mid day changing to pink/red colours, and then orange/yellow hues just before the sun sets."


11-16-2009, 08:01 AM
Thanks for sharing casil! I've never seen such colours on a sky - just great!:eek:

11-16-2009, 10:28 AM
Very cool and very jealous! I so want to see that!

11-16-2009, 12:34 PM
Really nice colours here!

11-16-2009, 01:48 PM
Very interesting shot! Love the colours here.

11-17-2009, 07:28 AM
Thanks all...not the best pano, but it was my first go at it. I wanted to capture the colours and this is exactly how it came out of the camera. The chinook clouds the last couple of days have been quite something and the temperature extremes they bring are really a wonder of nature. You can feel the warm wind also.
In the winter, it can go from -30C to +10C in a matter of a couple of hours or so. Wear a parka to work and carry it home in your arm. :)

11-17-2009, 07:49 AM
That's just stunning. Really beautiful colors...